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I’m pretty broke, BUT I still invest in good high end make up.I stay away from drugstore, since buying 1 good solid lipstick(that I can actually try on) seems like a better deal than buy 5 cheepo lipsticks that are not poor quality (or stink or tested on animals). I do, however, buy drugstore brushes, since I find many to free of any animal cruelty…so I choose ecotools… not makeup but still a drugstore winner!

Marcelle, their eyeshadows are great and I like their Hydra-C Skincare products. Reasonably priced and good quality.

I don’t like nor use any drugstore brand products except for Max Factor 2000 calories mascara . So I can’t really say that I have a favorite drugstore brand.

Revlon lipsticks and Maybelline mascara only. I have yet to find other products by drugstore brands with good quality on my super oily skin. 🙂

It’s also hard to find a foundation shade for me, since I’m yellow toned and bases turn orange when they oxidize on me. I’m now using Laura Mercier’s oil free tinted moisturizer but even that discolors when I start to get oily. I have yet to find the 100% perfect base.

Before I knew of anything besides drugstore makeup I had this problem too! I never understood why. I thought maybe I was getting foundation too dark until I went to the MAC counter for the first time and they explained to me what you just said…. I tried the Prolong wear and it didn’t turn me orange.

Not brand Conscious at all. If I see something I like, test it, and it works for me, I buy it. Be it Maybelline or Estee Lauder or MAC – or some unknown local brand.

Physician’s Formula–though I will say there’s a lot of things of theirs I haven’t tried, because they seem blah. I really like the shimmer strips eyeshadows, and I love the gel liners. I also use their mineral foundation and have a couple of their concealer products for specialized areas (have a green cream-to-powder stick, a small cream concealer palette, and a green corrective powder compact–mainly because I can’t settle on a medium I want my concealer to be in).

That was my answer – PF for the shimmer strips e/s and the mineral wear powder. I hate their liquid products though.

I also love a few mascaras by Maybelline and Rimmel.

Revlon. Their Colorstay foundations are the best I’ve ever tried and I love the Super Lustrous glosses. A lot of their products are department store quality.

I’m a big fan of Revlon. I’ve got super sensitive skin on my face, and nothing of Revlon has ever hurt it. They’re one of the few pressed eyeshadows I can wear, because there’s no talc in most of them =)

I also like Milani, but that’s getting hard to find around here.

I like manhattan (german drugstore brand) for their shimmery/satin e/s, rimmel for their eyeliner pencils and L’oreal for many things like mascara, lipliners, concealer. . . still none of the above is a go-to brand for me, it’s more that I just own something and like the quality. PLUS: l’oreal is at least here not that much cheaper than mac. it’s still drugstore but together with mac factor something like the luxury-brand of drugstores

I have jumped around a lot over the years but recently I’ve settled on Hard Candy. It got a bad rep from most of the people I’ve talked to, but I find it works well for my price range. I’ve got this small scar just at the corner of my right eye and so far Hard Candy is the only one I’ve found that diminishes it without making the area look like a bad air brushing.

I work in a bar, so I like to go for a dramatic smokey eye look or a flashy glittery look when I work (depending on my mood and the season), I’ve found Hard Candy works for both looks.
I’ve been rushing out to the store almost every pay day to make sure I’ve not missed anything. I’ve definitely got a sweet tooth for Hard Candy.

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